Our Croatian members very kindly agreed to host our WG kick-off meetings at the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, on 18-20 June. We chose to have them all run consecutively rather than use breakout sessions, as many partners have indicated they would like to attend all the WGs (at least in the first instance).
After a Management Committee meeting, members began with a discussion of general planning to understand the necessary outcomes for the WGs. This was followed by an excellent tour of the museum by Ivan Radman, and the rain held off long enough for us to enjoy a reception outside in the museum courtyard. While some members knew each other well from other work, there were also many members who were newer to the subject and there was no shortage of interesting discussion!
The following two days were entirely devoted to refining and planning the ideas around the Working Groups, and setting goals for the first year of the project. There is useful overlap between the topics, but each began to emerge with its own identity. With over 50 people in attendance there were many thoughtful discussions and ideas for how to work together to both solve our mutual problems and support how to move forward.